UFC 153 Results Recap: Silva, Big Nog, Fitch, Teixeira win in Rio

UFC 153 came at us live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and delivered some great fights and finishes for the fans. Longtime reigning champion Anderson Silva did not fail to deliver as he finished Stephan Bonnar via TKO towards the end of the first round. Bonnar tried to push the smaller Silva up against the cage and attempt a takedown, but the champ’s defense was just too good. Although Bonnar landed some shots, they never seemed to faze the Spider, who landed a vicious knee to the body and rained down some

Medical Suspensions from UFC 148, Sonnen and Griffin top the list

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed with Lowkick.com that 11 fighters from UFC 148 have been suspended for medical reasons. Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin who each fought different bouts in the Co-main event, are at the top of the list. Sonnen lost his rematch to UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva by TKO, while Griffin defeated UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz in Ortiz’s farewell bout.
The medical suspensions are as follows:
-Chael Sonnen is suspended until 08/07/12 with no contact until

UFC 148 salaries: Griffin, Ortiz, Silva and Le at the top of the payroll

Lowkick.com just obtained the list of disclosed salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 148.  UFC 148 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card, including UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s second-round TKO of Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz’s farewell fight, aired on pay-per-view following preliminary fights on FX and Facebook. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,438,000.
For the headlining event Anderson Silva made a flat

UFC 148 Results Recap: Anderson Silva defends title, Ortiz retires with a loss

The monumental rematch between Middleweight champion Anderson Silva and arch-nemesis Chael Sonnen began as we may have expected, with Sonnen looking for the double leg early and securing it. He spent the rest of the round in top position, scoring some strikes on Silva and looking for a few submissions to no avail. As the second round started, Sonnen pushed Silva up against the cage. He appeared to have gone for a spinning backfist, as he was previously seen training. This one was wild and found no home, as

Nate Diaz: Nick doesn’t need to fight

Following his loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143, Nick Diaz implied that he would be leaving the sport of MMA. The legitimacy of that claim was put into question when his drug test came back with marijuana metabolites, earning him a temporary license suspension pending a hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Nick’s brother, Nate took part in the UFC on FOX 3 press conference this week and spoke about Nick’s potential retirement. “I’m not going to tell him to go fight

Why Nick Diaz Should Stick to MMA

Last Saturday was a wonderful day for combat sports fans. We had a showcase of world class Mixed Martial Arts from Bellator, in the world of Boxing we had top ranked fighter Amir Khan, and what the combat sports world is still buzzing about Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto.  The bout between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto was a fight for the ages for the WBO Welterweight title. A showcase of skill, heart, and technique that eventually ended with Victor Ortiz going home with the unanimous decision, and the